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Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,573
Posted By ScottSchmidt
That was a crazy storm with lots of wind and...

That was a crazy storm with lots of wind and rain. Lots of tents and shade canopies destroyed and many reports of failed gust locks with rudders and horizontal stabs banging violently. I hope there...
Forum: RV-15 06-16-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,593
Posted By ScottSchmidt
N415XV 4 - 4 Seat Plane 1 - 1 Turbine Engine 5 -...


4 - 4 Seat Plane
1 - 1 Turbine Engine
5 - 5 Blade Prop
X - X Wing Design
V - V Tail Configuration

Can't wait!
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,591
Posted By ScottSchmidt
All Depends.....

It does all depend on your mission and where you live. If you live in the south and don't plan on 4 people at higher density altitudes then it is perfect. The change is CG can be a bigger factor...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,489
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Too Bad Sulphur Creek

That is not good news, I had not heard that. What an awesome spot they have. We flew our RV-10 there in 2020 for one of the best breakfasts and views in Idaho. It is probably the most concerning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,843
Posted By ScottSchmidt

That is a bummer. I sure hope it gets worked out. Our family wants to get back down there and do some flying in the -10. We were just talking about this on Sunday and wondered if it had been taken...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,337
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Vegas for the Pac-12 Championship.

With the weather looking perfect for an RV-10 flight from Salt Lake to Las Vegas to see our Utah Utes play in the Pac-12 Championship, we loaded up and spent the weekend there. I think all of Utah...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By ScottSchmidt

Yup, Van's learned early on to not use rivets as did I too during a storm in Las Vegas that caused my rudder lock to fail. See...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I have done it many times with my XL frame...

I have done it many times with my XL frame 29er's.

I purchased moving blankets on Amazon and use them. Both wheels come off and then stack the bikes with blankets between and wheels on top. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By ScottSchmidt
That is awesome John. Congratulations.

That is awesome John. Congratulations.
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,388
Posted By ScottSchmidt
High wear

I don't know if I have seen or experienced that much wear after 120 hrs. It does appear that something is different. Camber? Toe in? Tire pressure?
Definitely worth some investigating to make sure...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,788
Posted By ScottSchmidt
We just flew there a month ago and took my niece...

We just flew there a month ago and took my niece out for a tour as she was doing a report on the airport and its role in WWII.
The B-29 bomber hangar is amazing to see. They have really worked...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Congratulations. Welcome to a whole new world!

Congratulations. Welcome to a whole new world!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By ScottSchmidt
If you haven't landed at Leadville, you could get...

If you haven't landed at Leadville, you could get your certificate for landing at the highest airport in the US on the way.

You could land at Aspen and watch all the people feel sorry for you...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,705
Posted By ScottSchmidt
It should not be that tight, not sure what could...

It should not be that tight, not sure what could have caused that to happen.
Just to confirm the steps.

1. Remove two ( I think 7/16" socket) brake bolts and remove the outside half of the brake...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Can you add a “no cracking” choice to see how...

Can you add a “no cracking” choice to see how prevalent it is?
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,714
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Problem #1

Yes, problem #1 is common and needs to be opened up to eliminate any rub. You did not build anything wrong. Just wondering how old your kit is and if they have fixed it? I believe all the early...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,114
Posted By ScottSchmidt
my thoughts

I would say these numbers depend on temperature and weight.
Everyone has posted the right numbers but I have also seen 152-155 depending on temperature and weight at 10,000 ft. LOP. Flying at max...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,886
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I switched to EarthX 3 years ago and so far so...

I switched to EarthX 3 years ago and so far so good. I love the weight loss and starting power.

The more I learn about the LiFePo4 cells the more I like them and trust them. EarthX uses prismatic...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I use them

I will use them each time I adjust the seat. You could definitely close them up and use the center bar to if needed but I think they are useful. You need something to pull the weight off the seat...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Salt Lake City - Wing Racks and Fuselage Racks

For anyone in Salt Lake who is building an RV-12, I have wing racks and fuselage racks. The person who bought my RV-12 did not take them.
It would save some time for someone.

They are at...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,039
Posted By ScottSchmidt

Yes, my POH is 200 kts TAS.
My Chelton?s show TAS on the map page. I monitor it closely when I am descending fast into an airport. I will see 180-190 TAS often.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,187
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Your the lucky one!

For sure the early builders of -4's, '-6's ect... had it way harder.

For us early -10 builders we had to deal with updates as Vans saw problems and updated the drawings and design. Luckily there...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,319
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Many of the aerobatic planes use to start their...

Many of the aerobatic planes use to start their high compression -580's. I think they are being swapped for lithium for weight today.
I had two -680's for 10 years and they did great. I would...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,667
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Its a 10!

The -10 not doubt is a -10. From comfort to capability.
It will be interesting to see if all these AOPA articles cause a short term increase in finished -10's.

I agree with all the mods listed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,020
Posted By ScottSchmidt
My bet is yes.

I think it will continue on. Oshkosh is a great outdoor even where social distancing could continue. They may have to modify forums, trams, busses and vendor hangars but everything else could...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,791
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Sorry for your loss

So sorry and will keep you in our prayers.
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,854
Posted By ScottSchmidt

We ran into this with an RV-12 pilot selling his plane and both the seller and new pilot did not have much time in the RV-12.
Insurance wanted something similar but he submitted my time in type and...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-06-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 48,120
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Yup, thanks for the correction. I spent a long...

Yup, thanks for the correction.
I spent a long time at that booth and really liked the plane. They did a great job designing it.
In the end, the RV's are still the overall winner.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 48,120
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I completely agree with the need for a good 4...

I completely agree with the need for a good 4 seat backcountry plane. I walked around Oshkosh looking for anything new and the best I saw was the new Legend MACO. It has 3 seats and some great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By ScottSchmidt

We have stopped at Custer, Rapid City, Pierre, and Yankton. We only stayed over at Custer and Rapid City.

I prefer Rapid City for staying over because of plenty of access to hangars and its fun...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,799
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great Post

Awesome pictures and scenery.
What an amazing experience and memory forever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great work as always. Congratulations.

Great work as always. Congratulations.
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,973
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By ScottSchmidt
May be the mains

There has been lots of threads on this but wanted to make sure it is the nose gear. In most cases on the -10 it is the mains that shake around 24-30mph. One way to make sure is to fly early or late...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,261
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Flap Speed

According to this post Van's lifted the speed restriction for first notch (-3 to 0)

"I had a conversation yesterday with Vans regarding flap speeds. As most of you know, Vans published Flap speeds...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,991
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I have read the 2.75 quart number as well but...

I have read the 2.75 quart number as well but have never ran below 8 and yes I get oil on the belly. I spent Sunday scrubbing the belly.

I have filled to 12 before and it does blow it out to...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By ScottSchmidt
This has been discussed often and there are many...

This has been discussed often and there are many opinions on it.
In general, if the door is shut it will stay shut.

1. Make sure the your door pins engage in the frame and use the Planearound...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Tow Bar vs Tug

I have been pushing my -10 around for 12 years without a tug and have only had problems a couple of times with there was a little snow on the ground. I have a very very slight upslope and I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Thumbs up Awesome guys!

What an awesome program. It is impossible to understand how this improves lives for so many people for so many years to come.
I know Joe, Ernie, Jennifer, Richard Van and all the other volunteers...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,151
Posted By ScottSchmidt

I agree with everyone, it does not look bad at all. Put a rivet in it and see how it pulled together. If not, you could do an oops rivet.

When I built mine I did not like the way the fiberglass...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,219
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Taped on outside

Ditto. 👍 -Keep Building!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,219
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Cut and weld

I was an early builder with Lancairs panel which had interference issues with the Inifinty grip.
I wanted to make sure my sticks did not hit the panel,wanted them taller and not lose any strength....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,072
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Bose X vs A20

I fly with 2-X?s and 2-A20?s in our -10 and we recently upgraded the X?s to the Oregon Aero ear muffs at Oshkosh. It made them almost as comfortable as the A20?s. Definitely worth it if your going to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,527
Posted By ScottSchmidt
[QUOTE=Ivan Kristensen;1289000]Yes I had an issue...

[QUOTE=Ivan Kristensen;1289000]Yes I had an issue with a flat tire while I was there. It just went flat overnight, the reason was that the inner tube developed a leak where the valve stem intersects...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,848
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Great report

Fun to read. Thanks for the write-up. 2018 was an awesome OSH year.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,482
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Make sure it is the nose wheel and not the mains....

Make sure it is the nose wheel and not the mains.

The mains are known to shake around 25 mph when landing and people have said they have a nose wheel shimmy when a camera or the right shadow shows...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 329,752
Posted By ScottSchmidt
That was one of the new planes that really caught...

That was one of the new planes that really caught my eye this year. I really liked the construction and look. The specs looked great.
I need a backcountry plane to go with the -10 and there are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,977
Posted By ScottSchmidt
The numbers I calculated are just averages and...

The numbers I calculated are just averages and account for all the variation that occurs.

After looking at the data and assuming that even if there was some down time before and after a mass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,977
Posted By ScottSchmidt

( math may be wrong....I tried to check it)

I am not arguing, you could be right. I just wonder how many more planes could have made it in with perfect spacing and optimized landings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,977
Posted By ScottSchmidt
I like that one! Yup, I would buy that too.

I like that one! Yup, I would buy that too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,977
Posted By ScottSchmidt
OSH 2018

This was a crazy year for getting in and the only blame goes to Mother Nature. We still had an awesome show and this should not deter anyone from coming. If your worried, come on Thursday or Friday...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,445
Posted By ScottSchmidt

Thanks you guys for always doing this.

We will have 4 adults and 2 kids.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,766
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Same Boat

I have 2 Bose A20's and 2 Bose X's and we are considering the Clarity Aloft as our replacement for the 2 Bose X's but I just love the A20's. I get slightly more noise wearing my sunglasses but it is...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Not Aerosport

I have a panel from Lancair that had interference. I cut the stick, added a larger tube (called Van's and purchased the same material, same thickness) over the stick with a slight bend (not from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,681
Posted By ScottSchmidt

Yes, we have a 6.XXX% tax rate here in Utah and then your annual registration will be $125/year.

I do know that many people are registering in Montana and taking advantages of a "loop hole" in the...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,665
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Love the room but always want more

More than once we have landed to camp and people are laughing at the stuff I am pulling out. I can tell you this, I can get more in the -10 than what we put in our Acura MDX (Volume not weight)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,284
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Could be the private strip?

Are we sure it was the old airport?
Right next to it, a few hundred feet away, is an active private airstrip that I have landed at a couple of times. I have talked to the owner many times and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,450
Posted By ScottSchmidt

That is great, looking forward to seeing you at OSH17!
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Arrive Wednesday

Yes, plan on the North 40.

It will fill up by Monday. On Tuesday I bet they will not let you land unless you are already have a spot. There is always a large group that leaves Wednesday morning...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,195
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Agree with Tim

The original tires have a much higher wear rate than the Dresser. I would have to look through my log books but I would bet I rotated the tires and threw than away after 400-500 hours. I now have...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,049
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Before my wife and I had kids we would fill the...

Before my wife and I had kids we would fill the seats quite often with friends and family. If they were not filled it was nice to take out the seats and put two mountain bikes and tons of camping...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,073
Posted By ScottSchmidt
Looks like a great destination

Thanks Ivan for the pictures. What a great trip. Looking forward to seeing you guys next month.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,601
Posted By ScottSchmidt
+1 for cat whiskers on top of VS

I have Bob Archer and it does not have the range of a cat whisker. If I were building again, I would put the cat whisker on top of the VS. Strasnuts on this forum has that on his RV-10 and it looks...
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